Western & Atlantic Railroad

Crew Heimer

Tour Schedule

Saturday November 02, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


See It On The Map

House is one mile from I-85 and North Druid Hills Road (exit 89) 

From I-85:

North on North Druid Hills Road,

Right on Buford Highway,

After ½ mile, left on  Bramblewood Drive,

¼ mile on right is #2035.

In front of the house is a no parking zone (and sign)

Layout at a Glance

Scale HO
Size 11' X 13' plus 28' X 3'
Prototype What if State of Georgia did not renew lease to NC&StL in 1919
Locale Atlanta and North Georgia
Era 1939
Layout Style Stacked loop to loop Atlanta over Chattanooga
Len. Mainline 120' single track (2 scale miles)
Layout Height 40" to 48"
Benchwork Grid sections with risers bolted together
Roadbed Cork on Homasote on 1/2" or 3/4" plywood 
Trackwork Code 83 mainline, code 70 and 55 on other tracks, code 100 in staging
Turnout Min #6  #4 on single ended freight tracks
Min Radius 30" Mainline, 21" on loops, 18" Rome branch
Maximum Grade 2 %
Scenery 5% complete, 70% of structures are positioned awaiting scenery
Backdrop hardboard painted sky blue
Controls Easy DCC wireless
Wheelchair Accessible Yes - Call ahead for special arrangements

What is modeled is a busy single track railroad with heavy Florida-Midwest passenger (Dixie Flyer & Dixie Limited) & freight traffic.

Atlanta-Junta also hosts L&N trains (Southland, Flamingo and coal trains).

Rome RR trains meet the main line trains at Kingston. 

Fudging the time by two years (to 1941) enables an L&N E6 to poke a nose  in, and the New Budd Streamliner – the Dixie Flagler –however the stainless Flagler is steam hauled, as was the original .   


I have been fortunate to find a great deal of operating information and employee timetables from the last 1930’s upon which to base operations. It has been fun learning and replicating railroad history new to me.






Updated: Sun Nov 17 19:06:01 2013

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